Featured Album: Alisa Weilerstein – Dvorák

Alisa Weilerstein

Alisa Weilerstein’s latest album captures one of Antonin Dvorák’s best-loved works, his Cello Concerto, and two handfuls of gorgeous songs and arrangements. The whole album was recorded in the same concert hall that Dvorák conducted his own music. Jiří Bělohlávek conducts the Czech Philharmonic for the concerto, and Anna Polonsky plays piano for the rest of the album. Ms. Weilerstein is also a spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Alisa Weilerstein All-Dvořák

Recently Daniel Gilliam talked with cellist Alisa Weilerstein about her new all-Dvořák album, released in January of this year. The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra led by Jiří Bělohlávek joins her in the Cello Concerto in B minor, and the rest of the album consists of some of Dvorak’s songs arranged for cello and piano, which she performs with Anna Polonsky. Alisa also talked about her work as an advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

 

 

 

 

Marcelo Lehninger

Marcelo Lehninger

Marcelo Lehninger will be guest conducting the Louisville Orchestra for a program on September 13th, featuring Haydn’s Symphony No. 88, Dvořák’s Symphony no. 8 and Christopher Swist’s “Abaprima for Orchestra.” Classical 90.5’s Alan Brandt talked with Marcelo about the music on Friday’s program, working with an orchestra and being involved in the orchestra’s community.

(Photo by Cicero Rodrigues)

Cypress String Quartet and Dvořák’s “American”

Their next album, to be released February 12th, is our Featured Album this week. Here’s an introduction to the Cypress String Quartet.